Pycnogenol is an amazingly powerful antioxidant that strengthens capillaries, veins, arteries and blood vessel walls, including all vascular structures that supply the heart and lower extremities.
Pycnogenol is a natural product derived from the pine bark of the tree Pinus Pinaster. It is the most powerful antioxidant today and acts as protection against various toxins. Studies have shown that pycnogenol is 50 times more effective than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C.
It is easily absorbed and rapidly distributed throughout the whole organism. Before leaving the body, Pycnogenol activates presented Vitamin C.
Positive effects of Pycnogenol:
- Dramatically diminishes ADD/ ADHD
- Improves skin elasticity
- Diminishes inflammation of the prostate
- Decreases diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy
- Improves circulation and vitality of cells
- Improves and stops the formation of varicose veins and diminishes the risk of phlebitis
- Diminishes effects of stress
- Decreases allergic reactions
- Strengthens capillaries, veins, arteries and the blood vessels that supply the heart
- Diminishes bloating of the lower extremities
What are antioxidants?
Antioxidants are substances that protect cells from the damaging effects of free radicals. Many experts believe that the damage that is made by the free radicals is an important factor for the development of atherosclerosis, various cancers, of heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease and many other chronic diseases.
Therefore, the antioxidants are vital in preventing the development of these diseases in our body. Also, there is a theory that antioxidants are slowing down the aging, because the free radicals are causing the aging.
The action of antioxidants
If you cut an apple in half, you will notice after some time that it will darken on the surface. This is the normal process of oxidation, which happens in our body too, and every other cell in nature.
When the oxygen comes into contact with the cells, it causes a change in them. Some may die, and new ones may appear in their place. It is normal and not a problem.
During oxidation, damaged cells are transformed into free radicals. We call the damaged cells ‘free radicals’ that might have a problematic impact on our health.
They are called free because they lack important molecule and try to “steal” that molecule from other cells.
Antioxidants are disabling the chain reaction which is started by the free radicals. Not every antioxidants act the same. Some of them are disabling the appearance of the free radicals, some of them are disabling the appearance of the chain reaction and others are stopping the chain reaction once it emerges
Anyways, when the cells are functioning normally, they produce a small amount of free radicals, and they don’t represent a big problem because are monitored by the antioxidants produced naturally in our organism.
But the free radicals from cigarette smoke, air pollution and consuming of large quantities of alcohol are a big and dangerous threat to our body. The collagen in the ankles, skin and organs is destroyed by the free radicals. The radicals are programmed DNA and are factor for more than 60 diseases.
In addition, aging, inflammation of muscles, joints and other tissues, and proper functioning of the circulatory system, nervous system and immune system are all due to the damage caused by free radicals.